Two Day Hike – Outeniqua Trail
Hike from Beervlei Hut to Windmeulnek on the Outeniqua Hiking Trail (15km). Picnic lunch on the way. Sleep over at Windmeulnek with the most amazing views from the top.
After breakfast, we hike from Windmeulnek to Platbos Hut (17km), watch out for the Knysna Elephants!
The trail starts off with a short climb along a ridge before a steep descent of about 500m to cross the Karatara River. This is followed by an equally stiff climb until a contour path is reached. The path passes several picturesque mountain streams with ferns and a rich variety of fynbos with many different examples of fungi. On a clear day you can enjoy lovely views towards the distant coastline. Eventually the trail descends and the last part of the day takes the hiker along a forestry road until Platbos hut is reached. Platbos Hut is a purpose built hikers’ hut with basic accommodation for 30 hikers.
Late picnic lunch at Platbos Hut.